Why did Lucifer rebel against God?
Lucifer is the highest order of created intelligence. (Lucifer means the shiny one) He was the light bearer. God is light; therefore, Lucifer represented God wherever he went. However, Lucifer was not satisfied with who he was; he wanted to be God. “‘How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! For you said in your heart: I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest side of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.'” Isaiah 14:12 – 14, NKJV. (The above reflects the understanding of cosmology in biblical time). God gave the above message to the prophet Isaiah. Lucifer was full of himself; he began each phrase with “I.” However, God did not favor the Lucifer’s “I”; therefore, He said, “‘Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, That they might gaze at you.'” Ezekiel 28:17, NKJV.
Lucifer wanted what did not belong to him, namely, the Creator’s sovereign prerogatives and privileges. However, Lucifer could not be sovereign because he is a created intelligence.
The created intelligence cannot possess all possible knowledge, only the acquired knowledge. God generates all knowledge that exists; the created intelligence does not create new thoughts. Lucifer, perhaps, convinced himself that he became who he was because of his wisdom, knowledge, beauty, and power. He became proud of his uniqueness among the created intelligence, the angels; therefore, he wanted the privileges that did not belong to him. All the power, honor, and Sovereignty belong to God the Creator only. God, for the good of eternity and His Dominion, expelled Lucifer from heaven. The opening of the first seal of the scroll depicts the expulsion of Lucifer from heaven.
“Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals…And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.” Revelation 6:1 – 2, NKJV. God expelled Lucifer from heaven because he waged war and lost. However, before he waged war, Lucifer won one-third of heavenly angels; therefore, a victor’s crown, a wreath, was given to him. Lucifer was not satisfied. In addition to the victor’s crown, he also wanted a royal crown.
Consequently, Lucifer went out of heaven with the intent to win a dominion for himself. If Lucifer were to become a legal owner of a property, he would also have the royal crown. However, we shall see later in these presentations that he did not gain a deed to the property. By expulsion from heaven, Lucifer lost his home. All created intelligence, to live forever, must have a place where they belong, in our understanding of the law of intelligence. If we extend this logic to Lucifer, he had to win a home for him and his followers. Did he succeed?
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